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happened to him. today, the waterloo school district was offer kcrg t-v nine's dave franzman joins us live tonight from waterloo west high school. dave, it's a day of mourning there, but also a day of closure. bruce, closure in the sense moe sed has now been found. but police are still unsure exactly what happened and where; so there are many questions to answer. ken thoma owns a home overlooking the cedar river near gilbertville. sunday morning he saw officers on his river landing and soon learned they were trying to investigate reports of a body caught up in brush or debris on the opposite bank. "that was one of the first things that came to my mind was it possibly the body of the missing boy or someone else" the answer came today from
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body of the 18-year-old student who disappeared while riding his bike from home october 22nd. friends, classmates and teachers passed out flyers and organized search parties in the following weeks to find some clue. they knew sed liked to fish and spend time in the greenbelt areas around the river. dozens of people looked. one search organizer believes the extensive effort was a comfort to sed's family. "it means so muchcho the family to have the support of everyone in waterloo and outside waterloo as well" authorities had searched the river before but found no sign of the missing teen. investigators will have to wait for lab reports before knowing more becausese right now there's no way to tell if the death was an accident or something else. "there were no visible signs of trauma but again the cause of death will be determined after the autopsy report is complete " police also say they haven't determined where sed entered the river.
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sighting of him upstream four or five miles from where the body was discovered. a memorial fund for the waterloo teen is being set up and we'll have details on that tonight at six. live in waterloo dave franzman kcrrtv9 news. a vacant house in cedar rapids has significant damage after the third fire thee in just a few months. the house is at the corner of 16th avenue and l street southwest, and firefighters responded to this latest fire around 2:45 this morning. ey found flames on t t back porch and inside the kitchen. the house had no utilities hooked up. and investigators believe the same person probably started this fire and two in october. waterloo police are investigating a stababng early this morning at a perkins. police responded to the restaurant in the 32-hundred block of university avenue. first responders took
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police haven't rereased the viviim's condition, or made any arrests. whenever you see news happening, give us a call on our newsline nine. that number is 319-365-9999. you can also sent in pictures and videos to newswsom at kcrg dot com. . let's turn now to meteorologist joe winters on this unseasonably mild day.. joe, did we set any new record highs? westerly winds, which picked up as a cold front slid east, now diminish and turn to the southwest. the wind shift is in advance of our next storm that holds the promise of a rainy weekend. light rain develops as early as friday night, with the heaviest rainfall later on saturday into sunday.y.ith the threat for thunderstorm s we have to also be aware of some heavier rain totals. it looksike widespread 1-2" amounts throughout eastern iowa. some light december
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monday. have a great night! tonight: mostly clear low: 34-40 winds: sw 5-15tomorrow: slight chance of rain late high: 51-57 winds: se 5-15 bruce and beth... the cedar rapids school district says it doesn't agree with certain parts of a report ououining how students and teachers and cocotruction workers may have been exposed to asbestos. the department of natural resources investigated renovations at washington high school and said the carcinogenic wasn't properly contained. today, the school district released a statement saying it took the proper precautions. the district also said students weren't in the area where asbestos was exposed. president barack obama signed a major e ecation reform bill today. the new law turns more decision-making power back to the states. the bi-partisan rewrite of the no child left behind program changes the way districts are evaluated. it also changes how
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improve. state budget experts predict iowa isn't going to take in as much money as originally expected. the revenue estimating conference today lowered iowa's revenue projects for this year and next. it predicted the state will take in just over seven billion dollars this fiscal year. that's nearly nine million less than the group's october estimate. for next year, the conference says state revenue is likely to grow four percent to seven point 33 billion dollars. that's about 21 million less than earlier projections. the group says the changes are due to falling farm income from lower corn and soybean prices. today the u-s senate passed a short-term spendidi bill that will keep the federal government operating until december 16th. the house is expected to approve it tomorrow. this gives lawmakers more time to agree on a one- point- one trillion dollar spending plan to finance federal agencies next year.
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and democrats over taxes, the environment, and syrian refugees have stalled the easure. for the first time, sargent bowe bergdahl is speaking publicly about his decision to leave his military base in afghanistan, his capture by the taliban and the prisoner swap that freed him. "all i was seeing was basically leadership failure to the point that the lives of the guys standing next to me were terally from what i could see in danger of something seriously going wrong " bergdahl shared his side of the story with producersrsf the podcast "serial," which came out today. bergdahl has been accused of deserting his unit and endangering the lives of ldiers who searched for him. 's still waiting for a decision from a military judge on what charges he'll officially face. today a u-s senate committee rebuked republican presidential candidate donald trump
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welcome people of all religions s the country. trump has called for temporarily banning muslims from entering the country after attacks in the u-s and overseas. the senate judiciary committee voted 16 to four on an amendment that says barring people froro entering the u-s based on religion would be un-american. the four republicans who opposed it included presidential candidate ted cruz. students and faculty at cornell college in mount vernon have s srted a conversation to end islamophobia. today, the college welcomed clergy from different religions who spoke about peace and tolerance. one school administrator said cororll wants muslim students on campus to feel welcome. "our goal is to spread information, true information, about islam. give our students a platform to discuss their feelings, their fears and also their hopes and create peace on campus. we're working to dispell rumors and fears." organizers say this is the first
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hosted an event focusing specifically on islamaphobia. they hope to keep the conversation going with a new program they call "it starts with me." which vehicles are safest on the road? a highway safety group just released a new report. and hear how one group in particular stood out for protecting its passengers in crash tests.
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our next storm that holds the promise of a rainy weekend. ight rain develops as early as friday night, with the heaviest rainfall later on saturday into sunday. with the threat for thunderstorm s we have to also be aware of some heavier rain totals. it looks lili widespread 1-2" amounts throughout eastern iowa. some light december snowfall could occur later monday. have a great night! tonight: mostly clear low: 34-40 winds: sw 5-15tomorrow: slight
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high: 51-57 winds: se 5-15tomorrow night: chance of showers low: 44-50 winds: sw 5-1010turday: rain likely high: 55 - low: 47 sunday: showers/stor ms high: 55 - low: 54 monday: chance of rain/snow high: 41 - low: 40 tuesday: partly cloudy high: 43 - low: 33 wednesday:
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thursday: partly cloudy high: 3 3 - low: 25 thanks joe. the new kcrg news app is now available for you to download. if you already have the old kcrg app, you'll need to delete it and then download the new one. the new app includes direct linin to the t-v nine facebook and twtwter pages so you can connect with us. you can also set custom alerts for breaking news, sports, and weather. and it also works with
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in the apple and android app stores. general motors is in the process of paying out settlements to victims of ignition switch failures. so far, the automaker's paid half a billion dollars to victims. but hear how that's just a fraction of the total cost of the ignition switch scandal. stay with tv-9.
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than 594-million dollars to settle with 339 victims of the automaker's faulty ignition switches.
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numbers today. a total of more than 43- hundred claims were filed with the g-m compensation fund. however only 9 percent were deemed eligible for payments. those included claims for 124 deaths and 275 injuries. the fund says 90-percent of victims accepted g-m's offers. an investigation found the switches in older model cars can slip out of the "run" position and cut off the engine. g-m said in september the ignition-switch scandal cost to company more than 5 billion dollars. japanese brands are dominating the insurance industry's ranking of the safety vehicles for 2016. the insurance institute for highway safety says that 48 vehicles earned its highest rating for top safety pick plus that's up from 33 last year. toyota, honda and subaru had the most winners. the chrysler 200 was the only domestic car to earn the top designation. the national pork producers council is urging congress to repeal
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"country of origin" labeling. the mandatory labeling means producers must indicate the country where animals were born, raised, and slaughtered. earlier this week, the world trade organization decided country of origin labeling hurts the livestock industries in canada and mexico. and the w-h-o decided this week that those countries can start imposing an import tax worth more than a billion dollars on u-s products. in june the u-s house voted to repeal the labeling law, but the senate hasn't taken it up. the sierra club says it doesn't think the iowa utilities board should rush its decision on whether to approve the bakken pipeline. the company that wants to build, dakota access, wants the decision by early january. but the sierra club says the utilities board should have more time. the proposed pipeline would run through four states. in iowa i would cut diagonally through 18 counties. the sierra club says it opposes the controversial pipeline because of
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an old jail building in dubuque has a long history. and now, it will open a new chapter by serving a different function for the county. but first, it must undergo some renovations. hear what the plan is for this historic building, next on your 24-hour news source,
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dubuque county is transforming the 150-year- old jail building into office space. the dubuque county historical society previously controlled the building at theheorner of eighth street and central avenue in dubuque. but starting january first, the county plans to house its i-t department and veterans affairs commission in the old jail building. of course, that means it'll need some renovations. kcrg t-v nine dubuque bureau
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wiedemann joins us live tonight from the old jail. katie, what kind of restrictions is the county facing for the remodedesince it's a historic landmark? a few years ago the county received a federal grant to pay or renovations to the outside of this buildidi. part of that agreement meant the historic building needs to be open to the public for at least 12 hours per year. first built in 18-57, this was originally the dubuque county jail. in 19-75 the dubuque art association converted the old building into a history museum which featured dubuque county artiticts. now, supervisoror plan to use the exhibit portion of the museum as office space for two county departments. they'll convert the historic jail cell area into a county conference room. however, because it's a national historic ace, they're not allowed to change or remove the old cells. supervisors say making these changes is part of an
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"we already were paying 100 percent of the up keep for the building, but this way it will cost us some up front money, but long term it's going to cost the tax payers a lot less money because we won't have an annual lease payment to make. " right now the county pays rent for space for some of its offices in several different locations around dubuque. meanwhile, the artifacts that were here are on their way to nationana mississippi river museum m ere they'll be on display. live in dubuque katie wiedemann kcrg tv-9 news. now here's t-v nine's brea love with a brief look at one story you'llee tonight on t-v nine news at six. "the johnson county sheriff says he has some concerns over who iowa law says he has to issue a permit to carry, i'll have more tonight at 6." now here's a look at what's coming up at 5:30 on abc's rld news. here's what's coming up on world news tonight with
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hear why the johnson county sheriff is upset about the iowa law regarding gun permits. and a new report rips apart the process the state regents used ti hire university of iowa prprident bruce herrald. tonight at 6. hey! this holiday, u.s. cellular's giving you 15 gigs of data
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recapping today's top story, investigators have identified the body a trapper found in the cedar river sunday. it was 18 year old moe sed who disappeared in october. investigators still aren't sure exactly how the waterloo teenager died. let's go back to joe now for final look at tonight's forecast. westerly winds, which picked up as a cold front slid east, now diminish and turn to the southwest. the wind shift is in advance of our next storm that holds the promise of a rainy weekend. light rain develops as early as friday night, with the heavieie rainfall later on saturday into sunday. with the threat for thunderstorm s we have to also be aware of some heavier rain totals. it looks like widespread 1-2" amounts throughout eastern iowa. some light december snowfall l uld occur later monday. have a great night! tonight: mostly clear low: 34-40 winds: sw 5-15tomorrow: slight chance of rain late high: 51-57 winds: se 5-15 breaking news. we're on the scene tonight.
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